Boston Red Sox Hell, Racism, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Orioles Lose Poop

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SPANISH HARLEM, NYMajor League Baseball has done some great things showcasing its history with players that have made a difference in the sport and in life. Jackie Robinson was one of those players; the first black player in the majors and someone who faced tremendous racism but rose above the hate to become a beacon of hope for all players of color. It’s the main reason why players today from all ethnicities get to play the beautiful game of baseball. We have definitely come a long way. Yet, there are moments when racism can still rear its ugly head… like it did when the Red Sox and Orioles had a series at Fenway Park that put Chris Sale, Manny Machado, Adam Jones and fans in the spotlight.

Adam Jones spoke up in Boston, about the racist remarks he heard from fans during the game on Monday. He spoke about the time someone called him the N-word and threw peanuts his way. In total over 34 fans were thrown out of the stadium because of their perverse actions. Nobody can say that every fan thrown out was being racist but they must have said or done something bad enough for security to intervene. It’s despicable that players still have to deal with this type of abuse from fans… it’s one thing to heckle a player and try to get them out their game, but it’s another when you use racist remarks to anger someone who has been a great player and spokesman for the game of baseball.

I’m glad that Adam Jones decided to speak about what he faced from fans that day because it could happen anywhere, not just in Boston. We live in a time where people are more forgiving, more inclusive and more understanding, but we also know that there will always be racist people. No matter how much we progress, there will always be people that see things differently. There will always be fans that take things too far. Hopefully, with Jones speaking about what transpired, more fans will think about their actions and how it may affect not just the players they interact with but the city they represent. With that said ,the standing ovation the fans gave him the day after was well deserved and shows that there are more good baseball fans than bad.

Boston Fire Sale?

However… Just when you think all is well in Red Sox Country, Chris Sale took it upon himself to throw at Baltimore Orioles third Baseball Manny Machado… AGAIN! For those of you that don’t know, last week Machado slid into second base and unintentionally spiked second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Replays showed that Machado slid late but I don’t think anyone felt that it was done on purpose. So as you can expect, when Machado came to bat he was thrown at by pitcher Matt Barnes, who felt the need to retaliate by throwing at his head. This led the Orioles’ third baseman’s profanity-laced post-game interview, about how much respect he lost for the Red Sox organization. And you know what?  I don’t blame him. It was classless by Sale and Manager John Farrell, who allowed it to happen.

Hey Boston, get your act together!


Okay… That was better.

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  • Junoir Blaber

    Boston ducks. The bombing was the only time people cared for it. They do make great comedians for some reason.

    • Ducks? Is this more Blaber-speak in need of a Rosetta Stone or just a requisite typo?

  • AngryWard

    It’s really up to the fans to police themselves. If I was at a game and someone was spouting that racist BS, I would alert security immediately. How do you just sit there and let this crap go on? If security didn’t come fast enough, I would send Short Matt down to “annoy them out of the stadium.”

    • We were soaked in beer and called feckin [rhymes with “runts”] by FEMALE fans at Fenway, the day Pedro returned as a Met – and got shellacked. We had easier times at Yankee Stadium and in Philly in the same outfits.

  • Nice work, Buddy. Well said. As for the actual baseball stuff, let them throw at each other until it works itself out. The league should NOT give mandates. And really, Pedroia can tell his guys that it’s all good now. Problem is the O’s starter and Jones got tossed last night. It was Jones’ first time in his 12-year career. You can’t have Machado getting thrown at 15 times and toss a Baltimore guy for hitting somebody in the fanny with a deuce… Changing gears, the way Mister Jones handled himself in that interview, along with the way he plays, now has Adam Jones at the top of our Current Faves List. He’d look great in Flushing.
    https://youtu.be/-oqAU5VxFWs

    • AngryWard

      Jones is a former Mariner. Horrible trade they made with the O’s for Erik Bedard. Ans they gave up more than just him. I can’t even think about it.

      • Buddy Diaz

        And Erik Bedard was good but turned into a dud in Seattle. I think he played one year and had arm trouble almost his whole time there. I think the Yankees were in on him, thank god they traded him elsewhere

    • Buddy Diaz

      Thanks Matt… on the Pedroia thing, I 100 percent think it’s coming from either the manager or the old school guys that believe that whole “eye for an eye” thing. I think it should of ended last week when they threw at Machado. It’s getting out of hand, it’s like the Red Sox want everything to end with them. They need the last laugh and that’s bogus.

      • bosoxbruin04

        It was a bad moment by some fans that are Mass-holes. We’re not all like that!! 🙂

  • Dude

    Boston sucks, period. This is what happens when a town is comprised entirely of irish people. A city where a white guy can murder his wife and get away with just by saying a black guy did it. most racist city in the country hands down.

  • Cheesybruin

    Can’t explain or stick up for the people of Boston who act this way at sporting events. The crowd at TD Garden yelled similar racial epithets when the Capitals Joel Ward knocked out the Bruins in Game 7 of opening round playoffs in 2012. Joel Ward handled the whole thing with similar class as Jones. Good job, Buddy Dee!

  • benwhit

    At least they gave him a standing O. i guess there are a few decent people in that bag of d!cks of a city.

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